Madden NFL 21 Next Level
The next generation of Madden NFL is here. Featuring Next Gen Player Movement fueled by real-world Next Gen Stats and authentic new environments inside NFL stadiums, feel game day realism like never before beginning December 4, 2020. Next Gen Player Movement utilizes Next Gen Stats—leveraging real athlete data from thousands of NFL plays fed into the Madden animation engine—to create fluid, athletic player movement when accelerating, running routes, and changing direction for every player on the field.
About the game
Feel game day come to life with authentic new environments unlocked by a new deferred lighting system that improves player fidelity and enhances the details of the game in every part of the stadium. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the game with location-based audio and brave the elements as stunning weather detail powered by next gen tech adds a new level of realism.
Getting the ball into the hands of your Superstar X-Factors has never been easier with star-driven play calling. Call the right play, for the right player, in clutch moments. Re-live the thrill of victory via new Next Gen Stats-powered replays. Triggered by certain statistical moments and presented in beautifully rendered cinematics, these replays highlight the biggest plays by the best players in the game, all backed by hard data.
In the next generation of Madden NFL, there’s nothing more real than game day.
PLAY NEXT LEVEL | GAMEPLAY
- Next Gen Stats Player Movement – Real athlete data powers the most realistic Madden NFL gameplay ever. Next Gen Player Movement utilizes Next Gen Stats—leveraging real athlete data from thousands of plays fed into the Madden NFL animation engine—to create fluid, athletic player movement when accelerating, running routes, and changing direction for every player on the field.
- Next Gen Stats Powered Replays – Relive the thrill of victory, backed by Next Gen Stats data. With Next Gen Stats-powered replays triggered by certain statistical moments and presented in beautifully rendered cinematics, these new replays highlight the biggest plays by the best players in the game, all backed by hard data.
- Star-Driven Play Calling – Call the best plays for the right player on every down. Getting the ball into the hands of your Superstar X-Factors has never been easier with star driven play calling. Call the right play, for the right player, in clutch moments. And put all of your preferred plays on speed-dial with the new favorite play marker and tabs.
- Fast To The Field – Blazing fast load times. Faster load times powered by next generation tech get you in the game quicker than ever. Never lose focus as stadium environments will load with unprecedented speed, letting you get to the kick-off in seconds.
NEXT LEVEL GAME DAY | REALISTIC ENVIRONMENTS
- Deferred Lighting & Rendering – More detail, everywhere. Authentic new environments, unlocked by a new deferred lighting system create ultra-realistic football experiences and player fidelity, enhancing the game in every part of the stadium. And with more contextual awareness, sideline characters are more reactionary to everything happening on the field.
- Location-Based Audio – Immerse yourself in the sound of the stadium. Hear the spine-tingling roar of the stadium thanks to audio technology new to Madden NFL that wraps around you for a completely immersive experience.
- Next Gen Player Bodies – New player physiques to separate the best from the rest. NFL athletes are built differently depending on the positions they play, and these differences are more distinct thanks to next generation technology that delivers new levels of detail and realism. All player bodies in the next generation of Madden NFL are brand new to accurately represent the various athletic body types across the league.
- Stunning Weather Detail – Brave the elements. Mother Nature comes alive in Madden NFL like never before. In stunning new detail, see standing water on rain-drenched sidelines and cold winter snow accumulate on the field. Visually enhanced weather conditions also affect cloth definition on athletes to match environmental variables.
- Controller Haptics (*SONY only) – Feel the game in your hands. Sense the impact of every catch, tackle, and kick with immersive controller haptics. A new DualSense controller on PlayStation®5 with rich and responsive haptic feedback deepens the gameplay experience letting you feel the rhythm of the game in your hands.